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Bilar Man-made forest

Moving north we reached the town of Bilar. A forestation project to protect the landslide areas was built here in 1958. The Government, several schools and other organizations took part in the project, and the Bilar Man-Made Forest was born! It boosts of trees cultured in around 3,000 hectares of land. Initially, they were monocultured (Mahogany Trees) but later decided against it, 'cause the birds didn't like the fruit, for reasons I still don't know. Perhaps it did not taste sweet.

Next off we visited the Butterfly Conservation Center, built by a group of foreign and local nature conservation enthusiasts. The center showcased information and photos of different species of butterflies. At the far end of the center was a garden covered with net and butterflies roaming over the area. There wasn't much to see actually. Except for the mating activity of the two butterflies (Tree Nymphs). The guide told us that they been doing the thing for more than an hour now. And if they want to transfer to another area in the garden, the female flies and carries the male beneath her. Ha! Talk about feminist butterflies!

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Bilar Man-made forest
Bilar Man-made forest
at the garden..
at the garden..
flowers in the garden
flowers in the garden
Tree Nymphs
Tree Nymphs
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